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ORDINATIONS.

THE DEE ESTATES.

ACTION AGAINST A CHESTER LADY.

ISLE OF MAN MINING COMPANY.

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ALLEGED WOUNDING AT TARVIN…

THE SCHOOL BOARD QUESTION…

THE EXTRAORDINARY SHOOTING…

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CHESTER CYCLE CARNIVAL.

COUNTY POLICE COURT.

CITY POLICE COURT.

THE RAILWAY TRAGEDY.

THE LATE MR. E. W. D. WALTHALL.…

NO MORE MEDICINE, PURGING…

LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY…

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY AT CHESTER. ———*——— THE EXTENSION OF THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. A Local Government Board inquiry was held at the Town Hall, Chester, on Thursday, in con- | sequence of the application of the Chester Town Council for sanction to borrow X20,000 for the purposes of electric lighting, £ 4,100 for the, purchase of land for sewage disposal, and X2,340 for the completion of the Foregate- street improvement. The Town Council had also applied for the approval of the appropria- I tion of sums amounting to X4,770 received, or I to be received by them, upon the sale of the j corporate lands or consolidated stock, towards I the cost of erecting buildings at the Cross and of purchasing the Dee Mills, and also for approval of the borrowing of the further sum required in respect of this expenditure. Colonel W. L. Coke, M. Inst. C.E., was the inspector, and those present included the Mayor (Mr. B. C. Roberts), the Sheriff (Mr. J. F. Lowe), and a large number of town councillors.—Mr. Saml. Smith (Town Clerk), in. stating the case in regard to the electric light extension, dealt with the contract made for the construction of the electric light works, &c. It was now found absolutely necessary to make extensions. The works were brought into operation on December 17th, 1896, and it was found that the power provided was not adequate for the supply of the coming winter. In consequence, the Corporation contracted, under the powers obtained in the original contract, for the supply of additional engines, dynamos, boilers, &c. They fortunately required no additional build- ing. The work was in hand, and the cost for tl,3 extensions alone was estimated at £ 17,690. From December 17th, 1896, to March 25th,. 1897, the receipts from customers, after allowing discounts, was X807 5s. lid.; during the next quarter, from March to June, which was half a summer quarter, the receipts were X66,3 12s. 6d., and in making up the accounts they had debited the Corporation with street lighting.—Professor Kennedy said the extensions included Foregate- street, City-road, Boughton, &c. EXTENSION OF THE SEWAGE WORKS. Mr. Smith afterwards explained the case in connection with the proposed purchase of land for the extension of the sewage works. The ■ land, he said, adjoined the present works, and consisted of the property known as Beech House, and about 20 acres of land. It had been bought by himself and a few other gentlemen at auction, the price being E200 an acre. They had offered it to the Corporation at that price, but the sale was not concluded. The exten- sions were called for on account of the increase of sewage, as they now took the sewage of Hoole and part of Newton as well as their own. They also wanted to improve the effluent.- Colonel Coke: Then the effluent is not as it should be?—Mr. Smith: At times.—Colonel Coke: Well, the strength of a chain is its weakest part. If the effluent is all right, why do you want the loan ?—Mr. Smith explained that they wanted to dispose of the increased sewage flowing into the works. He mentioned that they should at a future time have the Jiewage of the fever hospital to deal with.— The other matters were then gone into, but contained nothing of fresh public interest.

NORTH WALES POOR LAW CONFERENCE.

PADESW00D BUCKLEY BRICK AND…

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